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Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAAP


    Education and Training
    • Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (previously Jefferson Medical College)
    • Residency: Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Translational Biotechnology, American Academy of Dermatology
    • Certifications: Board certified in Dermatology and Pediatrics

    Dr. Jakus is the Director of Clinical Research and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center.

    A lifelong New Yorker, Dr. Jakus graduated from Columbia College at Columbia University with a double major in Premedical Sciences and Economics and received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed a pediatrics residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a dermatology residency and pediatric dermatology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Jakus also has an MBA from Columbia Business School, and she was the inaugural recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology Translational Biotechnology Fellowship in Sophia Antipolis, France where she spent a year learning about dermatologic drug research and development.

    She is one of a few physicians in the region who is board-certified in both Dermatology and Pediatrics and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Jakus is trained in the treatment of a full spectrum of skin disorders with a specialized expertise in pediatric dermatology--a unique focus on pediatric and adolescent skin conditions.

    As the Director of Clinical Research, she applies her enthusiasm and unique experience in pediatrics, dermatology, and drug development to deliver the most up-to-date, innovative, compassionate, and thoughtful treatments to patients. Dr. Jakus is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, the Women's Dermatologic Society, the Acne and Rosacea Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    • Glick, SA., Jakus J., Asrani ,F, Shah, K. (2013). Dermatology In Shah, B, (Ed.), Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Second Edition (pp. 227-308) New York, NY McGraw HIll
    • Riten K, Shahina Q, Jeannette J, Palma-Diaz MF "A severe case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) in a child after the administration of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid: brief report." Pediatric Dermatology. 2009 Sep-Oct; 26(5): 623-5. PMID: 19840330

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